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Even non-binary persons and transgender men can be pregnant, says Supreme Court of India
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Even non-binary persons and transgender men can be pregnant, says Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India observes that it ‘recognizes that pregnancy can also be experienced by some non-binary people and transgender men’.

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Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment]

Hymen tear or genital injuries are not a sine qua non to prove penetrative sexual assault, the Guwahati High Court has held in a case under the POCSO Act, 2012.

To uphold presumption of guilt under Section 29 POCSO Act, foundational facts must be proved, reiterates Delhi HC [Read Judgment] Judiciary
To uphold presumption of guilt under Section 29 POCSO Act, foundational facts must be proved, reiterates Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

Delhi High Court reiterates that to uphold the presumption of guilt under Section 29 of the POCSO Act, the prosecution must prove the ‘foundational facts’ beyond reasonable doubt.

No sane man would believe it : Bombay HC grants bail to man accused of raping woman at Juhu beach Judiciary
No sane man would believe it : Bombay HC grants bail to man accused of raping woman at Juhu beach

The Bombay High Court has granted bail to a man who was allegedly raped a woman on Juhu Beach in Mumbai.

Kerala HC initiates suo motu proceedings after toddler allegedly killed by father Judiciary
Kerala HC initiates suo motu proceedings after toddler allegedly killed by father

On Tuesday, the Kerala HC initiated suo motu proceedings after a toddler was assaulted and killed by her father.

Kerala HC upholds rule on gynaecologists examining sexual assault survivors

The Kerala HC rejected a petition challenging a protocol that mandates that survivors of sexual offences to be examined only by gynaecologists.

“Serious repercussions”: Jharkhand HC takes suo motu cognizance of Spanish Vlogger’s gangrape case

Jharkhand HC took suo motu cognizance regarding the gang-rape of a 45-year-old Spanish tourist.

Tripura Judge faces sexual assault allegations by rape survivor, investigation underway

A rape survivor has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a Magistrate within his chamber, in a Tripura court.

Sandeshkhali sexual assault: SC stays proceedings before Lok Sabha Privileges Committee against WB officers [Read SC Order]

SC stays Lok Sabha Committee proceedings on Sandeshkhali case, questioning claims against WB officers and citing police injuries in the incident.

AIBA cautions West Bengal about President's Rule over Sandeshkhali [Press Release]

All India Bar Association writes to West Bengal CM cautioning about demands for President's Rule over Sandeshkhali violence.

Sandeshkhali: PIL asks SC for court monitored CBI probe; transfer outside WB

Plea in SC for CBI probe into Sandeshkhali, WB assaults citing ruling party's role, police inaction, and seeks transfer, victims' support.

Sandeshkhali: PIL asks SC for court monitored CBI probe; transfer outside WB

Plea in Supreme Court seeks a direction for a Court-monitored probe by the CBI or a special investigation team into sexual assault of women in Sandeshkhali in West Bengal.

BREAKING: "Grossly disappointed" on Sandeshkhali sexual assaults, Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognizance [READ ORDER]

Calcutta High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Sandeskhali incident in West Bengal wherein ladies were sexually assaulted at gunpoints and tribal lands taken away forcefully.

Need to educate people that genetics of son, not daughter-in-law decide sex of child: Delhi High Court [Read Judgment]

The chromosomes of the son and not daughter-in-law, through union of a married couple will decide the birth of a daughter or a son, the Delhi High Court expressed recently while adding that people nee...

Asking minor victims in POCSO cases to go into cage-like witness boxes traumatising: Kerala HC

Kerala High Court has opined that asking minor victims under POCSO Act to go into cage-like witness box is traumatising. The Court also flagged issues on how only the "face" of the child is visible to...

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